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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Final card from my hours of coloring

So...here is my final card that I made from the couple hours of coloring that I was able to get done while the girls were riding...

This card using the sweet Autumn Attitude image from The Paper Shelter:



For this image I used my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I love how easily they blend.  I then chalked the sky behind her and trimmed the image to fit my card front.  I baked the image with dark brown cardstock and then added a strip of the same cardstock across my card front.  The card front was covered with this great pattern paper that looks like planks.  I then added this wonderful lacey trim that I have in my stash, this great flower, button, and twine.  The sentiment is one of my favorites from the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text stickers that I seem to be collecting...

I think she's fabulous!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

The Paper Shelter - #174 Ribbon, twine and/or floss
Whoopsi Daisy - Colors of Autumn

Here's the result

So...I shared on this post on Wednesday that I was going to be coloring some super fun images from The Paper Shelter when the girls were riding....and I was able to get a few things colored.  When I got home I then set out to add the images to some cards and here they are:

I created this card using the Autumn Attitude image.



The next image was colored using my Copic markers.  I really like how different the images are based on the medium used.  I decided to enlarge the image when I printed it out.  I then colored and trimmed the image.  Using chalk again to create the subtle blue sky behind this beautiful image.





The final card I created is made using the most adorable panda image:


This image was colored in using my Copics.  I think this is the cutest darn panada....my oldest is a HUGE panda fan, so there are four cute images ready for her to color on the printer right now...



Well....I don't think that's too bad for coloring in my car for a few hours while the girls were having a great time with their horse buddies Foster and Jed!!!

I have one more card that I'm waiting for the embellishments to dry...and then enter it into the Paper Shelter's latest challenge!!!  So be sure to stop by later to check it out...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering into the following challenge:
2 cute Ink - Fall






Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Always on Wednesday

So there are a few things that always happen in my house on Wednesday....the girls school schedules are kind of wonky with youngest going in first and getting out first and oldest going much later and now getting out even later this year....and Chi Chi Memories posts each week...(also horseback riding every other Wednesday)....

This week I'm sharing with you a super cute card I made using the Casual Day image:








I started by printing the image onto watercolor paper.  She is then colored with my Copic markers.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then added her to this cute pattern paper that I used on the card base.  I added the Hello rubon to finish the card.

So...because today is one of those Wednesday's...I'll be coloring while the girls are riding...I picked up a few adorable new digital images in the past few days...

I bought two from The Paper Shelter...



and this cute Autumn Attitude image:



so....I'll load a few images here on this post after coloring later today....so stay tuned and drop by back if you have time...

EDITED to add...I got my coloring on and created three fun cards that you can see on this blog post here.


Happy crafting.....Lynda






Monday, September 15, 2014

Our theme this month on the Path of Positivity blog is Determination.  What does determination mean to you?  What does it look like?  Our challenge to you is to create something that visually represents determination to you and then link it up to our challenge blog here.

Our sponsor for this month is Pickled Potpourri Designs.


There are amazing digital images available in the Pickled Potpourri store and we were lucky enough to get to work with this image titled Make Things Beautiful.  I decided I wanted to focus on the wonderful quote that is part of this digital image, so I printed this wonderful pattern paper first and then printed the digital image onto the paper.  I then mounted it onto black cardstock and then the entire stack onto a card base that embossed with this wonderful scroll pattern.

I think it is important to be determined to create beauty in your life when and where you can.  I feel this quote on this image is perfect as a reminder of just that!



The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also  be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
Be sure to create something and link it up to the blog before this challenge ends on October 5, 2014.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Friday, September 12, 2014

More coloring fun...

There is a coloring challenge goign on at the Kit and Clowder facebook group.  This time you are to color this cute Cheeky Fairy image by The Greeting Farm...well I adore their images and knew I would have a bit of time while the girls were doing karate....so I jumped right in...

Here is my colored image...have to get her on a card this weekend, but I think she turned out pretty darn cute:


She's colored with my Copics and touches of white gel pen added here and there...  if you get a chance take a peek at all the wonderful entries in the contest...amazing work...ever so inspiring if you ever feel in a rut to color...just drop in and drool for a bit...  :o)

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Text Me....text only stamping challenge at Red Rubber Inspirationals this week

It's my turn to host the challenge this week at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog and I decided that a TEXT only theme would be fun.  This means no stamped images...just text on your project.

I pulled out this wonderful Joyful Notes stamp set and decided to make it the focus of my projects.



For my first project I decided to create a window card.  I first diecut the thought bubble from the front of my card base.  I then stamped the sentiment in the window on the inside of the card.  I then used the same black ink to outline the cutout shape.  I then used liquid pearls to outline the shape.  To finish it off I added this cute heart shaped resin shape.




For my next card I used the same diecut shape, but stamped directly onto the cutout shape.  I then chalked the entire shape.  I then used the same black into to ink the edges of the shape.  I then added the stamped shape to my card base using foam tape.  The card was finished using three Prima flowers with brads used as the centers.




I hope you are inspired to take my challenge and jump in with us this week.  You can link your challenge card up to my blog post on the Red Rubber Inspiratioanls blog here.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering card into the following:
Crafting from the heart:  Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Throw on the Flowers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chi Chi Wednesday

It's time again to share with you another creation from the latest release at Chi Chi Memories.  This week I decided to work with the new Tinker Fairy image and well....isn't she cute...






I printed her out onto white cardstock; after I flipped the image in my software.  I colored her in with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then fussy cut her out.  I then decided that I needed to create a scene for her; so I pulled out all these super cute dies and went to town....

The inside of the card says "Make a Wish..."...




Be sure to check out the other wonderful designer projects on the Chi Chi Memories blog.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:




Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Oh my Sugar Nellie goodness....

One of the original digital stamp companies that I found was Sugar Nellie.  I have a collection of their images and the girls and I often color them for cards because the girl images range from cute to absolutely lifelike.  Not to mention that a few of them are girls walking dogs....and both my girls love anything that has cute girls and dogs on it!

So when I saw that they were bringing back their challenge blog (The Sugar Bowl) just in time to celebrate their 9th birthday and were looking for some new designers I knew I would have to create something and toss my hat into the ring.

I decided to work with the Sophia image for my card.  I've been coloring more and more with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils and this image was perfect to showcase how wonderful the pencils from the Essentials and Primaries sets are.  I chalked behind the image once it was colored in.  I used pattern papers from Die Cut With a View and the wonderful trim and flowers are from Michael's.  




Isn't she gorgeous colored with red hair....I think so.

Well...fingers crossed that my project and others on my blog are enough to get a spot on the challenge blog team.  It would be amazing to get to work with images like this all the time.

Happy crafting.....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
The Sugar Bowl - DT Call
Crafting with Dragonflies - Girly and Lace
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Throw on the Flowers
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Use a Digistamp
Art by Miran Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Drip, drip, drop...Caught In the Rain

This month's new release images from Chi Chi Memories features this adorable image titled Caught In The Rain


For my card I first printed the image onto white cardstock.  I then colored it using my Copics.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then printed the sentiment onto white cardstock and then cut it out using the large stitched journaling tag.  I then added the blue cardstock that I also cut with the same tag shape and the top with a scalloped stitched boarder die.  I then cut the clouds and rain drops from the same blue cardstock.  I then added all the elements to my card front.





I think she is soooo cute and this card is perfect for the change in weather here in the Seattle area that is soon to happen!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Paper Makeup - Anything goes (use a digi)
Marker Pop - Anything goes - Copic markers

Monday, September 01, 2014

Path of Positivity Challenge #18 - Determination

Our theme this month on the Path of Positivity blog is Determination.  What does determination mean to you?  What does it look like?  Our challenge to you is to create something that visually represents determination to you and then link it up to our challenge blog here.

Our sponsor for this month is Pickled Potpourri Designs.


There are amazing digital images available in the Pickled Potpourri store and we were lucky enough to get to work with this image titled Just Dance.  For my project I first found this wonderful quote from Tommy Lasorda that really spoke to me and placed it next to the digital image and printed it off.  I then decided that I would alter a journal for my oldest daughter to use to keep her school thoughts in.  And lets face it, going back to school and staying focused takes a LOT of determination.  I am so proud of her and wanted to remind her with this great book.



The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also  be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
Be sure to create something and link it up to the blog before this challenge ends on October 5, 2014.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Sunday, August 31, 2014

More coloring fun

My girls love to help me pick out images that we want to color.  We do a lot of coloring together.  The cuter the better for them and the Furry Friends from Sugar Nellie are super cute, so they were at the top of the list for an end of summer crafting day.

To start my project I first decided on my pattern paper; which is Cappella from Basic Grey.  I adore the blue, grey, and brown hues.  I then printed the image a few times so I could work on color combinations that complimented the pattern paper.  I settled on the Words from the Heart image and colored it with my Copics.  I then picked out this adorable word die from Paper Smooches and cut this out five times from this lovely brown cardstock.  I then stacked the words together to create this dimensional title for my card.  I then fussy cut the kitty out and added some foam tape to the back so she would pop off the card front.




I just think this is an adorable image and can see it being colored time and time again by the girls.

I'm entering this card into the color competition being sponsored by Sugar Nellie:




Happy crafting.....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Sugar Nellie - coloring competition
Fairytale Stampers - Everything Goes
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - All about animals